Creative Activity: Product Design + Publications + Honors

Summary:

Publishing internationally in film, app development and product design.

  • Lost Boy Home Documentary Film Published and awarded
  • Little Astro - Book Review Published
  • 1st and Goal - Underbite Games - published
  • Bullying Comics Published
  • Survive Global Climate Change App Published
  • Battling Extinction App Published
  • Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Alticore - Fruitopia Produced
  • Alticore - Home Gifts Produced
  • Baby Leapfrog Products Produced

Lost Boy Home Animation for Documentary Film:

Images from the animations of the war

Zachariah Char, a Sudanese “Lost Boy” featured in the New York Times, returns to South Sudan and his home village of Duk Padiet to search for his mother and father – 24 years after fleeing the country during a civil war.

Visualpump animated the war scenes of this documentary film. I did the art, Bill Fischer and I animated and Brad Yarhouse did storyboarding. I did project management.

Narrated by Sam Waterston, Executive Produced by Liesel Litzenburger Meijer: It has continued to be featured in Film Festivals.

Film Festival Circuit

  • UICA 2014 Screening
  • Selected Palm Beach International Film Festival
  • Africa World Documentary Film Festival
    • Best Shorts Awards Winner


click to play the reel from Lost Boy Home

Publications:

I wrote a book review for Crimson Dragon Publishing for an alum, Logan Matthews’ Children’s book Little Astro. He created this book in Molly's Children's book course.

See it on Amazon

Published App 1st&Goal the Google Play Store

I did the artwork for an R&R Game in Collaboration with Underbite Games

Liquitex Emerging Artist of the Year 1996

Bullying Comics Published

ILLUSTRATION FOR COMICS

Course: Concept and Production Design, Junior Level

Bullying Comic: Finding Happiness

Interactive Comic about the bullying story of Olympic Champion Greg Louganis that I directed - We developed 3 comics that I art directed dealing with dyslexia, being gay and being different than other kids.

See Interactive Comics

Survive Global Climate Change App Published

Click image to Play the Video Intro for the App Store

Educational Science Interactive Media

Survive Global Climate Change

Course: Concept and Production Design, Junior Level

I produced this app development with Art and Design by KCAD students.

Survive Global Climate Change utilizes character-driven storytelling to outline a wide range of human impacts on the environment through global climate change. Each story depicts a middle school student, in the year 2063, facing a survival situation caused by global climate change; including pollution, rising sea waters, and an ice age. The question is...How do we survive, and what can we do now to prevent this from becoming a reality?

Kendall College of Art and Design partnered with Kenowa Hills Public Middle Schoolers and science teachers to create this media as part of the EPIC project. The science content and assessment were developed, researched and verified by Kenowa Hills students and teachers. The animated stories and graphic user interface were created by KCAD Digital Media Students. The Development (coding) was powered by the KCAD Framework created by Digital Concierge.

See the app in your browser requires flash player or Photon Browser on ios device

See on Google Play Store

requires flash player or Photon Browser on ios device

Battling Extinction App Published

Educational App

Battling Extinction Art Direction

Course: Concept and Production Design, Junior Level

Battling Extinction is an educational app that shows the potential extinction of animals such as the YellowFin Tuna, the African Elephant and the critically endangered Saola. It includes a full curriculum about the potential causes of extinction and the effect on the ecosystem if the situation is not reversed.

Kendall College of Art and Design partnered with Kenowa Hills Public Middle Schoolers and science teachers to create this media as part of the EPIC project. The science content and assessment were developed, researched and verified by Kenowa Hills students and teachers. The animated stories and graphic user interface were created by KCAD Digital Media Students. The Development (coding) was powered by the KCAD Framework created by Digital Concierge.

see the app in your browser

Alticore Package Design

Frutopia 3

Client: Alitcor

Product: Japanese Market - Label Design

White Tulip: Alticore Home Product Design series

(5) versions of gift set packaging

Children's Retail Illustration: Baby Leapfrog


Baby LeapFrog Character Designs: Set of 14 Characters used for PreK educational toys, plushies and books sold nationally.

  • My Character design used in print versions and the toy in collaboration with the Industrial Designers at Sassy who I was contracted to work with.
  • This toy sold internationally on Amazon, Target, Meijer and Toys R' Us.
  • There were 14 different toys in the series with my character designs in them.